Summer Programs for Middle School


Raleigh Middle School Camp I: June 15 - 19, 2015
Raleigh Middle School Camp II: July 20 - 24, 2015
Raleigh Girls Middle School Video Game Design Camp: July 13 - 17, 2015

Camps I and II are held on the main campus of NC State University, and the curriculum is new every year.  Rising 6th through 8th graders may attend either week of camp, but not both. The girls computer gaming camp is a bit different as it focuses on fun computer applications.  This camp agenda stays similar each year. Click on the links below to find out all of the important information.

Camp Logistics

Camp Hours
Students can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Camp starts at 9:00 a.m. and wraps up at 3:30 p.m. Students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.

Camp Location
Detailed drop-off and pick-up locations will be provided upon acceptance. Camps are held on NC State's North and Centennial campuses. Students may take brief field trips to other campus locations or nearby engineering locations.

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. All dietary needs will be accommodated.

Camp Staff
Camp will be staffed by schoolteachers, engineering students and NC State engineering staff members.  The staff-to-student ratio is approximately 1:8.

A Typical Day at Camp

At Camp I and II activities will cover a variety of engineering fields and skills. At 9 a.m. students begin the morning by receiving a new engineering challenge. Students then split into small teams, working together to investigate the problem and find a solution. Students have plenty of break time and outside time to balance the challenging and fun design work they are completing. There is never a dull moment at the engineering camp. At the end of the day, all students gather to present their tested and improved designs. We usually have one field trip at camp related to projects on which the students are working.

The Girls Middle School Video Game Design Camp will focus on computer engineering design challenges. Activities involve designing computer games, animated stories or helpful computer applications. No prior programming experience is necessary. You will work together and learn everything you need to know to be successful!

Camp Fees

  • Total Cost: $375
  • Total amount: Total amount is due May 8, 2015.
  • Financial Aid: A limited amount of financial aid may be available for families who demonstrate financial need. To be considered, families must submit the financial aid application included in the application website.

Applying to Camp

All students entering 6th through 8th grade in Fall 2015 are welcome to apply. Home-schooled students are encouraged to apply, as well. Only girls will be allowed to attend the Girls Middle School Game Maker camp offered July 13 - 17, 2015.

Applying Online
The only way to apply is via our online application tool. You can access it by clicking on the "LOGIN/APPLY NOW" button on the top right corner of this Web page. Please bookmark the site so you can return to it to complete your application and check on the status.

Application Components
Your son or daughter is required to draft and submit short personal answers to these two questions:

  • Why do you want to attend engineering camp?
  • What have you recently learned that excited you?

The submission is typed into the online application.

Application Time Line
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015. You will be notified of acceptance by April 15, 2015. Full payments are due on May 8, 2015.

Admission Decisions
Admissions decisions will be based on student interest as determined by his or her response of two short personal statements noted in Application Components above. Acceptance is not first come, first served—preference will not be given to early applicants. In recent years, we have not had enough room for all of the students who were interested in attending camp. If you applied to camp last year, and we were unable to find a spot for you, we will make an extra effort to find a place for you this year


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